21 September 2022
Fantastic sporting news from the last two weeks!
Blackheath and Bromley won the National Club Finals in Manchester, including Sevenoaks athlete, Charlotte Bloodworth. She competed in three events, including winning gold in the discus.
At the combined events championships, the following competed and did brilliantly:
- Ollie Brooke finished second in the U17 championships and has earnt an England Vest as a result.
- Kanishq Hari finished 16th at U15 level
- Georgia finished 20th at U20 level
- Tom Hobbs finished 15th at U17 level, competing a year young
At the Kent Junior Restricted tournament, Gloria Yeung won the U16 girls’ doubles, while Anya Peng won a bronze in the mixed doubles.
Ben Dawkins represented London and East at the prestigious U15 Bunbury Festival. This is a tournament for the best players from each region to compete against each other. Former test players and captains have been involved in the past and many players go to become professionals. Ben is the third Sevenoaks cricketer in the last six years to have attended the Bunbury Festival, highlighting how strong Sevenoaks cricket is under the tutelage of Dave Smith.
It’s been a good two weeks of golf for the team. Last week, we had a 2-1 win in the first round of HMC Foursomes, and yesterday beat Whitgift Under 16s 3-0.
Congratulations to the girls’ 1st XI who won the Mel Clewlow cup.
The U16 side are county champions in the tier 3 England Hockey championships.
Izzy Johnson had a great summer competing in the Topper Worlds at Lake Garda, Italy in July. There were 144 boats and Izzy exceeded her expectations by coming 17th overall and placed as the second girl at the event. This was quite an achievement, and she was really pleased that her hard work during last season came together.
Izzy also sailed in the Firefly Nationals which is an open adult event. She was crewing for her father, Old Sennockian Dom Johnson, and came eighth overall, a highlight being winning one of the races.
Izzy also joined the Sevenoaks school first team for the BSDRA school team racing final where they were the second placed school.
Martin Atilla finished 18th at the Laser Class Youth World Champs in Texas out of 156 sailors. He also finished 11th at the Youth World Champs in The Netherlands which is the event where you have one sailor per country.
We also had several Sevenoaks sailors help with a Ukrainian refugee sailing day at Chipstead which was really special, and they were all very helpful.
Congratulations to Eva Okaro who received her first senior international call up after being selected for GB at the FINA World Cup in October. Eva has also won the KCASA Junior Swimmer the Year Trophy.
Congratulations to Ruby Marriage who finished as runner up in the U14 and U18 girls doubles at the Kent County Championship.